Dec 10, 2012 4:00am PST
starbucks in china and the u.s. within two years. "overall, there's going to be coffee available. that'll help you on pricing, so it might be a good time to be expanding." starbucks' expansion plans aren't only meared number of shops. in the last 12 months, its acquired juice company evolution fresh, bakery la boulange, and is about to finalize acquisition of tea company teavanna. tensions remain high in michigan's capitol city, where legislation is about to be passed that could weaken the power of unions. protestors are furious. republican lawmakers moved quickly last week to enact "right to work legislation," allowing workers at unionized companies not to pay dues to the union, which reduces bargaining power right in the uaw's own back yard. the measure has already been approved by both chambers of michigan's legislature, and final enactment could take place tomorrow. republican governor rick snyder supports the legislation. if enacted, it would make michigan the 24th state with right-to-work laws. recent strikes at a california shipping port are over, but concerns of outsourcing p
Dec 14, 2012 4:00am PST
from belize after police considered him a suspect in the killing of a u.s. expatriate. no charges have been filed outside of the u.s. against mcafee, who says he has not been questioned by u.s. authorities. meanwhile, the mcafee software security firm is out with a warning about cyber bank robbers. according to published reports, a massive cyber attack with the goal of stealing millions from consumer accounts is in the works. chase, citibank, wells fargo, and even paypal are among the banks that could get hit. the cyber criminals are said to already be testing the attack plan. most recently, u.s. bank reported sudden trouble with its website. on the ipo watch, solar power company solar city had a sunny first day of trading. after cutting its ipo price to $8, shares traded near $11.15 before closing up 47% at $11.79. pbf energy also had a good first day on the market. shares of the refinery company rose 1% following an ipo price of $26 a share. shares yesterday closed at $26.25. hundreds of cars damaged by superstorm sandy are on the way to crushers. others may wind up on used car lots.
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
to the workplace." recently overseas, in places where the u.s. military has been a presence, members of the national guard and reserve have played a significant role. just one example - since 2003, roughly 3/4 of the men and women in illinois' national guard or reserve were mobilized throughout the world. h-r plus is a company that puts its money where its mouth is concerning this issue. 40% of the roughly 8,000 employees it hires a year are veterans. still to come, how to pitch your ideas to angel investors. what investors want to hear before they reach for their checkbook. but first, traders tell us which soda stock is more likely to see a pop. that's next, in traders unplugged. the holidays are on our trader'' minds today. joining for us for traders unplugged, pro traders alan knuckman and jared levy. round one: taking flight. millions of americans are boarding jets this season for the holidays. which airline stock is ready for lift-off? > > i look at this in a couple of different ways. i have never liked airline stocks because it's- > > tough sector. > > you have a tough sector,